Do you want to console or PC? These nine gaming monitors can be interesting to realize their full potential

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Now that the Christmas holidays arrive but above all there are offers in a shopping period that starts with Black Friday, many of us will have more leisure time and one of the hobbies may be the use of a console or a PC to enjoy of our video games.

In this sense, it can be a good time to get a monitor that allows you to take full advantage of the potential of your console or PC and if you are interested, be aware that now that there are good offers it is a good time to keep an eye to an increasingly larger catalog.

BenQ Zowie XL2536

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We started with the BenQ Zowie XL2536, a monitor of contained dimensions and with a particular design thanks to the use of striking side screens as “earmuffs” that have the objective of avoiding reflections on the screen.

The screen of BenQ remains in a modest 24.5 inches diagonal and also maintains a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of getting on the trolley of ultra-panoramic monitors that make use of a 21:9 format. It has a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 144 Hz.

Apart from those already mentioned, it offers a response time of 1 millisecond, a maximum brightness of 320 CD / m², a static contrast of 1000:1 and a dynamic contrast of 12000000:1. It also has features such as Flicker Free to reduce eyestrain, Black eQualizer that seeks to improve the contrast of images or DyAc, a system that seeks to keep the screen stable when the image moves quickly in some types of video games.

In terms of connectivity, the BenQ Zowie XL2536 includes an HDMI 2.0 socket, a DisplayPort 1.2, a DVI and a USB HUB with two USB 3.0 ports. If we want to use some speakers we will have to connect some external ones by the incorporated headphone jack. A monitor that you can find for 429 dollars on Amazon.


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We continue with a monitor of adjusted dimensions but of consolidated benefits. It is the AOC AGON AG322QCX. With a design that we will see, is common in almost all existing models regardless of the brand, we find aggressive lines with small touches of color in the back and base.

It is a curved monitor with a diagonal of 31.5 inches and a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Along with these specifications, this monitor offers a refresh rate of 144 Hz and whose performance is improved with the inclusion of technologies such as AMD FreeSync, to improve the quality of the images shown by avoiding defects such as stuttering and tearing. They also have two others like Flicker Free to reduce eye fatigue and Low Blue Light to reduce the effects of blue light.

In terms of connectivity it offers an HDMI port, DisplayPort, VGA and two USB 3.0 sockets. It is adjustable in height, inclination and rotation, so that we can adapt it to our needs without problem. A model that we can find a price of 650 dollars.

ViewSonic XG2730

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With a design similar to the proposals we see in other brands, ViewSonic has opted for a monitor of aggressive lines, with reduced frames and red shades on the front and back. A very gamer aesthetic.

It makes use of a TN panel of 27 inches in which it has opted for a resolution WQHD or what is the same 2560 x 1440 pixels (2K). It offers a refresh rate, which amounts to 144 Hz, a response time of 1 millisecond, viewing angles of 170 degrees, a typical contrast of 1000:1, dynamic of 120000000:1 and a maximum brightness of 350 CD / m2.

To improve the image quality, it has the AMD FreeSync technology to match the graphics and screen frequencies and avoid image defects and Flicker Free to reduce eye strain or Blue Light Filter to filter blue light. In terms of connectivity, it includes a DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 2.0 and an HDMI 1.4 jack along with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. It also includes two watt power speakers. In Amazon is for just over 700 dollars.

Samsung C27HG70

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Aesthetically with the Samsung C27HG70 we are facing a model that breaks the design lines that we see with the other models. More sober, more elegant (according to the tastes) is a discordant note within the catalog.

A monitor that features a curved VA 27-inch panel with WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. A figure that is complemented by others such as those referring to a maximum brightness of 300 CD / m², a refresh rate of 144 Hz, a response time of 1 millisecond and a typical contrast of 3000:1.

The Samsung C27HG70 makes use of the Quantum Dot technology with which it is sought to achieve a more dynamic colors, extremely pure RGB colors. It also has an Eco mode and a Game mode next to the expected AMD FreeSync to improve the synchronization between graphics and screen or Flicker Free to reduce visual fatigue.

In terms of connectivity, the Samsung C27HG70 is completed with a DisplayPort input, two HDMI sockets, a USB 3.0 port and a connector port for headphones or speakers, something necessary if we want to have access to sound because it does not integrate speakers. In Amazon it is at a price close to 800 dollars.

Acer Predator x34

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We go up in size with the Acer Predator x34 and go back to the gaming design. A curved monitor that follows the trend of offering screens with minimal frames and color notes in the back area with a really original base.

A monitor that bets on the use of the curve to facilitate the feeling of immersion while playing, something that helps the use of a 34-inch screen and 21:9 format with a resolution that stays at 3440 x 1440 pixels.

The rest of specifications, offers a coverage of 90% of the standard color DCI-P3, a response time of 4 milliseconds, a brightness of 300 Nits and a refresh rate of 100 Hz. To improve the image quality account Nvidia G- Sync to improve the graphics displayed on screen, Dark Boost technology to see small details in low light conditions and in order to adapt to different uses offers the use of up to eight image modes.

In terms of connectivity, it offers a DisplayPort input, an HDMI jack, four USB 3.0 ports and a connector port for headphones or speakers. You can find it on Amazon for 1135 dollars.

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Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ

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An original monitor thanks to the design it offers and in which aggressive shapes stand out, culminating with the illuminated base in red under the pedestal. In the rear area, the Asus Aura RGB lighting system is used to combine different colors to create attractive lighting.

By specifications it has a curved VA panel (1800R) with a diagonal of 27 inches and a Full HD resolution. Numbers that are completed with a maximum brightness of 300 CD / m², a contrast 3000:1, a refresh rate of 4 milliseconds and a refresh rate of 144 Hz.

Asus has chosen to include a classic technology in this type of proposal, such as AMD FreeSync, which seeks to eliminate lag in images, especially in action images. This in turn is helped by Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB) with which they try to avoid blurry images.

In terms of connectivity, it includes a Displayport 1.2 socket, an HDMI 1.4 input and a DVI port, which are hidden in the rear area, in which a system is also available to make the cables invisible. You can find it on Amazon for 489 dollars.

Samsung CHG90 QLED

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It is the most striking monitor that we will see and much of the blame has its aspect ratio. Nothing of 16:9 or 21:9. This Samsung monitor reaches up to 32:9 that is seasoned with the use of very thin frames.

In terms of specifications, the Samsung CHG90 QLED makes use of a 49-inch curved screen, the largest that will happen in this relationship, with a resolution of 3840 x 1080 pixels, ultra-short format 32:9 and how its name indicates, with backup of Samsung’s QLED technology.

It uses a 3000:1 contrast, a brightness of 350 Nits, a response time of 1 millisecond, a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz (in addition it can be set to 60 or 120 Hz) and viewing angles of 178 degrees.

In terms of connectivity, the Samsung CHG90 makes use of two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort and an audio output. You can find it on Amazon for 1320 dollars.

LG 34UC89G-B

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The LG 34UC89G-B is a monitor that as its name suggests, offers a diagonal of 34 inches and an aspect of which stands out a support to regulate its height. A more sober design than we can find in other models.

Next to the 34-inch diagonal, it mounts a curved panel of IPS type with ultra-panoramic format. It has a WHD resolution (2560 x 1080 pixels) and 178 degree viewing angles. The rest of the specifications are a response of 5 milliseconds, a maximum brightness of 300 CD / m², a typical 3000:1 contrast and a refresh rate of 144 Hz that can reach 166 Hz if overclocked. Specifications that are supported by a classic technology such as Nvidia G-Sync and another of its own, Dynamic Action Stabilizer.

In terms of connectivity the LG 34UC89G-B includes a DisplayPort 1.2A input and an HDMI 1.4 jack, along with two USB 3.0 ports. A monitor that can be found on Amazon for 852 dollars.

Dell Alienware AW2518HF

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The Dell Alienware AW2518HF is signed by Alienware, a derivation of Dell, known primarily for its equipment for leisure. Physically it stands out for the forms with angular and aggressive lines, already inherent in the products of the brand.

A monitor that mounts a 25-inch panel built around a TN panel and in which we will find a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That is oriented to its use in games is appreciated in figures such as the response time offered, only 1 millisecond or the refresh rate of 240 Hz.

Regarding connectivity, it includes three USB 3.0 ports, one of them with a fast charge, a Displayport 1.2 port and two HDMI 2.0a sockets. A monitor that we can find in two variants: an Alienware 25 model with AMD FreeSync (AW2518HF) and another with Nvidia G-Sync (AW2518H) which is the one we have chosen and which has a price of about 425 dollars.

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